JK cements employees demand release of pending salaries

JK cements employees demand release of pending salaries
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ARIF RASHID

SRINAGAR: JK Cements Employees Association on Monday held a protest demonstration here demanding release of salaries pending for the last four months and implementation of 7th pay commission.
Scores of protesting employees of JK Cements assembled here in Pratap Park and marched towards the press enclave, chanting slogans ‘We Want Justice”.
Holding placards “Release our salary”, and other slogans, the protesting employees demanded to release their DA and implementation of 7th Pay Commission.
Javid Ahmad Bhat, one of the protesting employees, said that their salary is pending for last four months. “We approached the management of JK cements to release our salary. It is unfortunate that nobody is listening to our demands,” he said.
“For the last 3 years, our CP Fund is deducted from our salaries, but has not been deposited in the CP Fund accounts. Rs 300 of Department Welfare Fund is regularly deducted from our salary but the amount is not getting deposited in the separate welfare fund account,” Bhat said.
The protesting employees said that if the government is willing to keep JK Cements in running condition, the financial assistance and budgetary support is inevitable. “Otherwise the company will come to grinding halt and near about one thousand employees will be rendered jobless,” they said.
Requesting Governor Satya Pal Malik to look into the matter, the protesters threatened to come on roads along with families if their demands were not fulfilled at the earliest.